The Real Burger Co in Newark is located on Castlegate (number 14 to be exact), right in the midst of the action on the High Street. On their website they say that they are the Home of Proper Burgers and “at the Real Burger Co, we love making burgers”.
I suppose that is a good start! Imagine if they didn’t like it?
I popped in here with my good friend and MyFoodHunt companion Martin while we were on a bit of a beer bimble around the pubs of Newark. Now we may have been to about 5-6 pubs before we ate here, so please feel free to take my thoughts in context and perhaps with a pinch of salt 🙂
I ordered the “Old Skool” from the Real Burger Co menu, which was described as being topped with ‘Fried Onions, Classic Burger Cheese, Tomato ketchup and American Style Mustard’
I did actually quite enjoy the flavour combination on top of this burger, it reminded me very much of basic burgers off a street cart in New York, or perhaps one served up at one of their many street festivals held during the summer. There really is something magical and comforting about a slab of burger meat topped with fried onion and ketchup 🙂
Inside the Beast
If we take a look inside we can get a better idea from this ‘burger slice’ as to how that bite and mouthful might have gone down.
I liked that they had put the mustard on the lower bun, and the ketchup and onion on the top bun, that meant that those flavour profiles stayed distinct and didn’t merge into some random faux thousand island dressing situation.
The burger patty, although uneven, was not without some merit, It had good taste and structure, was it gourmet? well it was not that amazing or anything, but it was nice to eat.
The burger bun was run of the mill, nice and airy bread, but cut poorly so that the top bun was way thicker than the bottom bun and my fingers cut through that thin bottom layer a bit too easily.
Burger and erm Chips?
The major downside was the chips that came with the burger, chips I have to note that you have to pay more for! These ones were described as being “House Chips” and were an additional £2.95 on top of the £7.25 I paid for my burger. Why not just sell me a Burger and Fries for £10? I don’t want to think too much 🙂
Looking back at that picture they don’t look that bad, but the reality was that they were pretty dreadful. I think it was because they were made with new crop potatoes, they were twice fried I think, and they were just one big soggy and greasy mess. I did comment about them when asked if I enjoyed my meal. We ate them as we… well we had had a drink 🙂
Even though this is primarily a Burger restaurant, they did also have some random specials. I liked the sound of the Fully Loaded Philly, but I have come to learn that the only place to eat a Philly Cheesesteak is actually in Philadelphia, and then from only one of about 5-6 places.
For some strange reason our server kept telling us how amazing the Calzone was? My oh My, I would expect to be recommended to try one of the burgers 🙂
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They are described in the virtual internet world as
“Independent restaurant in Newark serving real British gourmet beef burgers, using the finest locally sourced ingredients”
I don’t want to be harsh but they are your basic standard run of the mill wannabee Burger joint.
Maybe the menu is a bit of fun and the experience will be a laugh, people I know have liked going there, none of them have eaten a really good burger though 🙂